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One of us pronounces it as it looks.....S sound and then runs into "mores"

 

Another one of us pronounces it Schmores (Sh-mores), which drives the other one nuts, but person who says "schmores" doesn't care.  

 

Which do you say?  

 

 

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Does the person who uses the "sh" sound also say:

 

Warsh...as in "I need to do the warsh on Monday."

 

:lol:

 

No, but he (I mean, er, um....."that person") has some other speech issues that drive me (I mean, um, "the other person") nuts.

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Ah, I thought this was going to be a thread of 1-syllable "s'mores" vs. 2-syllable "suh-mores".

(FWIW, I say s'mores, like smoke.)

I thought this was what she was asking at first read. I say smores like smoke, too. Shmores wouldn't bug me but suh-mores does.

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Ah, I thought this was going to be a thread of 1-syllable "s'mores" vs. 2-syllable "suh-mores".

(FWIW, I say s'mores, like smoke.)

 

I thought the same. But I say it the 2-syllable way. I've never heard anyone say it with the "sh" sound in front though.

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S sound, no sh. 

 

Yummy tangent! If you are making s'mores, here are some fun ideas for variations on the theme. We might try a few tomorrow when we grill. Not necessarily with ingredients from Whole Foods, but taking her ideas and going with them. Dark chocolate and fresh raspberries, yumm! White chocolate and strawberries! We do like the WF marshmallows, or Trader Joe's. 

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Does the person who uses the "sh" sound also say:

 

Warsh...as in "I need to do the warsh on Monday."

 

:lol:

Ha! I'm from the St. Louis area and many of the locals are guilty of saying "warsh".... myself included! Now that I've been in NC for over ten years I've successfully made the switch to "wash" :) Edited by tdbates78
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Ha! I'm from the St. Louis area and many of the locals are guilty of saying "warsh".... myself included! Now that I've been in NC for over ten years I've successfully made the switch to "wash" :)

I think it's more a central Illinois thing than a St. Louis thing. My mom (who lived in IL for almost 35 years) does it constantly. She came over the other day to borrow our "power warsher", which I gladly loaned her after explaining that we got the deluxe model that takes the "r" right out of "warsh".

 

Also, smores. No "sch". Although it makes my cheeks curl funny to get the word out.

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I think it's more a central Illinois thing than a St. Louis thing. My mom (who lived in IL for almost 35 years) does it constantly. She came over the other day to borrow our "power warsher", which I gladly loaned her after explaining that we got the deluxe model that takes the "r" right out of "warsh".

 

Also, smores. No "sch". Although it makes my cheeks curl funny to get the word out.

 

HaHa, my mom grew up in KC and does the same thing, as did her father. "Warsh" as in, "I need to warsh my car." Interestingly, she pronounces "Walsh" as wash. So there you go... add an "r" to wash, take the "l" out of Walsh. :lol:

 

I say s'mores, no sh. My kids say "suh-mores" .

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I say smores, and I can understand why people would pronounce it as suh-mores (or sum-mores), but I cannot fathom why someone would pronounce it as schmores — there's no H in that word! Why randomly insert an H???

 

If I lived with someone who said schmores, I would be tempted to pronounce all "sm..." words as "schm..." until he gave up and started pronouncing it correctly.  :tongue_smilie:

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That annoys me in the same way that it annoys me when people pronounce "stronger" as "shtronger."

 

What in the world. I heard Michelle Obama give a speech once a couple of years ago and she kept saying something about girls and women being "shtrong" or "shtronger."

 

I was annoyed. And shurprised.  :tongue_smilie:

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My friend, from the South, pronounces her G's very hard.

 

Han-G-er.....stop on the G and make it a hard sound and enunciate it......

and then with the word "strength" she doesn't pronounce the G at all....."strenth"  all one sound.

 

 

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